Which fuel-efficient minivan gets your vote?

Which fuel-efficient minivan gets your vote?

The revitalized minivan segment has seen big changes to all the major players in the past year or so, with fresh new designs, breakthrough technologies and, in some cases, a notable dose of “swagger.” Which helps explain why, even as the U.S. auto market has continued to recover, minivan sales have been recovering even faster: When this was written, the overall industry had grown sales by a robust 13.9 percent, but the minivan segment itself had jumped by 16 percent. For most Autobytel readers, however, the journey to minivan nirvana begins and ends with the Honda Odyssey, selected by 30 percent of today’s survey respondents. And while that may not be too much of a surprise, the second-place finisher will likely shock people, since it was the country’s mini-minivan, the Mazda5, with 24 percent of the vote.